San Bernardino Moutain Waters – 3/2/2012

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SILVERWOOD: The trout bite has been good around much of the lake, with the main channel and Miller Canyon the hot spots for holdover fish; and the marina, Cleghorn and mouth of Miller for the fresh planters put in the by DFG Feb. 24. Best action on floating baits, small spinners, trout jigs and trout plastics. Some of the better fish are pushing 2 pounds. David Hoch, Wrightwood, had a 2-pound rainbow on a Roostertail, while 1-8 fish were caught by Steve Strong, Laurel Canyon, and a 1-8 topped off an eight-fish catch made by Larry and Bernadette Martin, Beaumont. Dennis Garrahan, Crestline, had a limit of five on Thomas Bouyants. The crappie bite has continued pretty fair off the marina docks on small jigs. Sherman Johnson, San Bernardino, landed five crappie to 1 pound off the docks. There has continued to be a fair bite on stripers, with the best action on trout-like swimbaits or trolling small white flies, with some on cut baits. The dam area is best. The largemouth action is picking up, but most of the fish are still deep and showing on jigs and plastics off the points or around the marina. Manthony Dominquez, Hesperia, had a 2-8 largemouth in Miller Canyon. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. The park is closed on Wednesday and Thursday each week. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: marina (760) 389-2299, state park (760) 389-2281, Silverwood Country store (760) 389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has been fair to good this past week, with the top spots still at the extreme ends of the lake: Stanfield Cutoff and the dam. Cold weather on Monday and Tuesday put a lot of sheet ice on the lake, but it should be gone by the warm weekend. The best bite is in 12 to 25 feet of water with floating baits, mostly PowerBait and Gulp!, on a 3-foot leader. Top flavors/colors have been garlic chartreuse, rainbow salmon egg and chunky cheese garlic. Light fishing pressure. All the marinas are closed until spring. For fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods (909) 866-3222.

GREGORY LAKE: No recent DFG plants. No reports. For more information, call the Lake Gregory boathouse at (909) 338-2233.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. The lake will remain open and charge fees until the water freezes this winter. No ice fishing allowed. Recorded information: (909) 867-2009 and the new website is gvlfishing.com.

ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFG plants.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Parking area closed, but anglers walking in have found pretty fair action on holdover trout, especially on small tube jigs. There was a light ice-cover at midweek, but it should be gone by weekend. No DFG plants in over a month. No recent plants in the Santa Ana River or the South Fork. Jenks Lake: (909) 747-5098. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at (909) 382-2881.

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